Weekly Culture Recap:  Nathalie du Pasquier, Bjork, Nicole Krauss, & New Denim. Get it Yourself!

Weekly Culture Recap: Nathalie du Pasquier, Bjork, Nicole Krauss, & New Denim. Get it Yourself!

Hey!  I got to relax lakeside this weekend and I feel refreshed.  Excited to share some cool finds with you, mom!

ART: I discovered artist Nathalie Du Pasquier (thanks, WSJ Mag) and now I'm her biggest fan. 

 Nathalie du Pasquier 2016

Nathalie du Pasquier 2016

 Nathalie du Pasquier, 2016

Nathalie du Pasquier, 2016

She is a member of the Memphis Group, an art group from Milan.  I liked this quote about their aesthetic.  

Once described as a “shotgun wedding between Bauhaus and Fisher-Price,” the [Memphis Group’s] comic book color palette, jagged prints and chaotic patterns served as a rebellion against the austerity of Modernism.
— Another Mag, May 2017
 Nathalie du Pasquier, 2012

Nathalie du Pasquier, 2012

Those colors!  No wonder she's been asked by designers everywhere to collaborate on cool stuff.  See her collab with American Apparel from 2014 here. This year, she made some some beautiful stuff with Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli.  

 Nathalie du Pasquier for Valentino, photo via AnOther Mag

Nathalie du Pasquier for Valentino, photo via AnOther Mag

Another one from the her work with Valentino:

 Nathalie du Pasquier for Valentino, a mere $3,690 on Net-a-Porter

Nathalie du Pasquier for Valentino, a mere $3,690 on Net-a-Porter

She's also made a few things for HAY, one of my most favorite design shops.  See all of HAY here.

More on the FASHION front, I want to try Everlane's new denim collection

And these striped items from Reformation are so good.  

LIT: Nicole Krauss just came out with a new book.  I loved Great House and History of Love, didn't you?  I'm anxious to get all emotional with this one.

Some say it closely mimics the story of her recent divorce from fellow author, Jonathan Safran Foer.  

Chicago folks:  My friend Lindsay told me about this LIT CRAWL in Andersonville this Thursday night.  My man will be out of town but I'm gonna try, try, try to be there sans children.  

Meet you there? K.

MUSIC: I know I go overboard with Bjork-lovin' here, but she just released this new video and it's a beaut.  A tad on the totally weird side, yes.  

It's about heartbreak and opening herself up after a painful divorce.  

Didn’t used to be so needy/Just more broken than normal.
— Bjork, the Gate

Aw, geez.  Here's a song for Bjork, Nicole Krauss, and YOU, mom, in case you're needing one.  

It's the best for getting strong when you're feeling broken.  

It's all happening, it's coming back and getting it
It's my time now

I had to tell myself to go and get it myself
I had to tell myself to go and get it myself
'Cause I got tired of waitin' on everyone else
I had to tell myself to go and get it myself
I had to tell myself to go and get it myself

'Cause ain't nobody gonna do it better than you, you
'Cause ain't nobody gonna do it better for you
'Cause ain't nobody gonna do it better than you, for you
No one can do you better than you

I had to tell myself to go and get it myself
(I had to tell myself to go and get it myself)
I had to tell myself to go and get it myself
(I had to tell myself to go and get it myself)
I got tired of waitin' on everyone else
(Just make sure you do)
I had to tell myself to go and get it myself
I had to tell myself to go and get it myself

REPEAT.  

Hey, Cool Mom!  with Nina Kavin

Hey, Cool Mom! with Nina Kavin

An Art-Inspired Maternity Capsule

An Art-Inspired Maternity Capsule